Here’s the fourth post on MI-free conditioners for different requirements — this one for addressing dandruff and other scalp issues, such as dryness, itch, eczema, and psoriasis. (See our Hair Care directory for links to preceding articles on other conditioner types.) Products should be available internationally unless specified.
100% Pure Burdock & Neem Healthy Scalp Conditioner (US) (8oz)
For the treatment of dry, itchy scalp. Rich in aloe juice, rose water, avocado butter and linseed oil. Natural preservation (tea tree, eucalyptus).
Avalon Organics Medicated Anti-Dandruff Conditioner / Scalp Treatment Tea Tree Conditioner / Scalp Normalising Tea Tree Mint Conditioner (various sizes)
A trio of suitable conditioners from Avalon Organics. All their products are vegan, parabens-free, phthaltes-free, sulphates-free and do not contain synthetic colorings or fragrances.
Barefoot SOS Dry Scalp Treatment Conditioner (200ml)
Includes shea butter, jojoba, evening primrose oil and olive squalene to hydrate and condition dry scalps. MSM and licorice extract soothe irritation. Calendula, horsetail and mahonia prevent itchy inflammation. Neem, nettle, tea tree, willow and pau d’arco purify, control sebum and prevent dandruff. Preserved with glycols and natural essential oils.
Derma E Scalp Relief Conditioner (235ml)
Boasting therapeutic Psorzema(R) Herbal Blend, unique and registered to the brand. Includes willow, willow herb, and many other botanical extracts, Preserved with naturally derived phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerin. Manufacturers claim it works “in four ways to gently detangle, de-flake, soothe and nourish the scalp and hair”. Suitable for coloured hair.
Ecostore Dandruff Control Conditioner (Australia) (220ml-1l)
Plant-based, silicone-free, parabens-free. Also available in New Zealand.
Green People Irritated Scalp Conditioner (200ml)
With plant wax, olive oil, sunflower oil, hydrolysed quinoa, aloe and other herbal extracts. Vegan. Free from phthalates, parabens, artificial fragrances and preserved with levulinic acid and potassium sorbate.
Hope’s Relief Dry Flaky Scalp Conditioner (200ml)
Australian product, aimed at those with eczema or psoriasis of the scalp. Includes Manuka honey. Free from petrochemicals and artificially derived colours or fragrances. Also available from Mahi Naturals in the UK, and a few other international distributors.
Khadi Ayurvedic Hair Oil Balsam (UK) (100ml)
To control dandruff and itch. Preservative free product, it contains only seed oils / extracts, plus essential oils such as neem and tea tree.
Petal Fresh Scalp Treatment Conditioner: Tea Tree (US) (various)
Some unusual botanicals in this product, which is designed for ‘dry, itchy scalp’ – including coltsfoot flower extract and babassu seed oil – and which is preserved with naturally derived dehydroacetic acid and benzyl alcohol.
Salcura Sensitive and Dry Scalp Conditioner (200ml)
Described as a natural conditioner rich in omega oils for those prone to dry, flaky, eczema and psoriasis-prone skin and scalp, and seborrhoeic dermatitis. 99% natural and contains no parabens, SLS or harsh chemicals. Preserved with phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerin.
Yes to Carrots Scalp Relief Conditioner (various)
Relatively straightforward ingredients list, with a few botanicals, albeit apparently in very low amounts. Preserved with phenoxyethanol and sorbic acid. Fragranced.